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District Vision and Mission

Our new Mission, Vision and Core Values were established in a workshop setting with eleven stakeholders and facilitated by Shelia Friday, project manager for the development of the strategic plan. The diverse members of the Strategic Mission and Vision Team included community members, parents, district administrators and staff, and a representative from Rich Township High School District 227.
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Superintendent Message

The Board of Education joins me in extending best wishes to everyone for a productive school year filled with many promises and possibilities. Working together, we will educate, empower and inspire success and a lifetime of learning in Elementary School District 159.
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District 159 Celebrates 150 Years

District 159 celebrates its 150th Anniversary, with a day of reflection, fun and give aways, to help prepare students for the start of the 2019-20 school year. The day was kicked-off with a parade, followed by speakers who reflected on the districts history, music by Southland College Prep band and continued with fun filled activities for students and a resource fair for adults.
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Late Registration

Registration is by appointment only. Please call your child’s school to schedule an appointment and receive additional information.

There will be no registration on the first day of school.
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2019-20 Registration Dates

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held at Colin Powell Middle School on Tuesday, July 30th through Thursday, August 1st.
Click on link for times and additional registration information.

To access registration forms and school supply list, click on the PARENTS link.
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Smart Grid for Schools Helped Teach Smart Grid Concepts

Sharon Bird’s seventh grade science students demonstrate how technology can help save energy and money. With a tap on a touch-screen tablet, they reveal how replacing inefficient lighting or adjusting the thermostat will affect the home’s energy bill. Click on Smart Grid for Schools Helped Teach Smart Grid Concepts above to read more
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National Library Workers Day 2019

For National Library Workers Day, our own Alice Wolff of Marya Yates was nominated and is featured in an article that celebrates librarians who help build strong communities. Alice has worked for many years in District 159 and we are proud that she is being recognized for her love and commitment to our students, library science and information technology!
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